No. 8 Gators Get Hot from Long Range; Down MSU 82-47

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy each scored 18 points, Patric Young and Scottie Wilbekin added 13 and No. 8 Florida cruised to an 82-47 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night.

The Gators (16-2, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) have now won eight straight and were never challenged in this one, bolting out to a 20-6 lead in less than eight minutes and a 41-19 advantage by halftime.

Florida hit a season-high 14 3-pointers, including four each by Boynton and Murphy. Boynton finished 7 of 11 from the field and 4 of 8 from 3-point range. The Gators shot 31 of 56 (55.4 percent) from the field.

Fred Thomas led Mississippi State (7-11, 2-4) with 19 points. Colin Borchert and Gavin Ware both added 10. The Bulldogs have lost four straight.


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